The Murray Machining & Sheds, Murray Bridge Speedway’s 2021/2022 Season kicks off this weekend with the official season opener.
The event marks the first of 22 confirmed events, with a few other dates to be confirmed.
“We are really excited to present a full calendar of events this year after Covid-19 interrupted the earlier part of the 2020-2021 Season,” said Venue Administrator Darren Shaddock.
On the program for Opening Night are Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks, Formula 500s with an added appearance from Classic Saloons. Modified Sedans will be competing in Round 1 of the Barossa Hose Doctor Modified Sedan Series, while the Super Sedans Feature event will be dedicated to the late Graham Cowland who was a well respected competitor in the sedan ranks.
Speedcars were also set to return but are an unfortunate omission from the Opening Night line-up with border restrictions limiting travel for interstate competitors.
Ending the evenings program is the crowd favourite Demolition Derby, presented by U-Pull-It.
Event tickets should be purchased online from www.speedwaytickets.com.au
“We made the permanent move to an online ticketing system last season and thank everyone who jumped onboard and has supported us in this transition period in the digital age,” added Shaddock.
Tickets can either be printed out as a hard copy - or the barcode can be displayed on your Smartphone device to be scanned at the gate.
Attendees should be advised that Covid-19 restrictions are still in place at the venue and to comply with QR Check-in requirements. “We ask that all attendees please bring along their own masks to be worn in queuing areas (gate/canteen/toilets) and in all indoor areas of the venue to assist meeting current Covid-19 requirements,” added Shaddock. “We really can’t thank everyone enough for their support during these times.”
The event kicks off at 5pm this Saturday night, September 25th.
Photo: Savage Shots Photography
OPENING NIGHT Saturday, September 25th Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks, Modified Sedans, Super Sedans, Formula 500s & Classic Saloons Demolition Derby - presented by U-Pull-It Gates open 4pm On-track action from 5pm Canteen & bar facilities available ?? Tickets: www.speedwaytickets.com.au
COVID-19 Direction: Please be advised that under current restrictions, face masks must be worn in all high contact areas including gate & canteen queues, toilets and all other enclosed areas of the Speedway. Maintain social distancing of 1.5m with people outside of your immediate group when entering, exiting and whilst at the venue. Alcohol must be consumed while seated (inside and outside). Corporate VIP Area - all food and drink must be consumed while seated.
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NOMINATIONS (as at 21/9/21) U-Pull-It Demolition Derby TB2 Jessica Williams 013 Richard Togni 14 Thomas Garner 17 Daryl Oxford 18 Kenneth Cox 19 Greg Holden 31 George Bear 47 Bradley Mark Stevens 51 Aaron Harre 53 Joseph Daniel Williams 61 Grahem Smokie Reynolds 69 Zachary Demaine 75 Rick Hoggett Hollitt 81 Simon Gibbs 84 Ian James Brooks (Chooka) 99 Karl Broadfoot 165 Mason Forgan 420 Geoffrey Flack 713 Bob Bishop
Wingless Sprints S6 Norm Moore S10 William Caruso S11 Tyson Martin S14 Matthew Tyler S15 Hayden Vickers S18 Jenna Kervers S19 Michael Spoljaric S20 Harley Alexander S21 Matthew Kennedy S24 Ross Miller S26 Ryan Furler S27 Cory Hodgson S35 Mitchell Broome S36 Ryan Alexander S38 James Rodda S47 Anthony Tapley S53 Nicole Southby S55 Sharni Pitcher S57 Kirra-Lee Pitcher S58 Nate Trewin S67 Jacob Childs S82 Caleb Evans S84 Jesse Alexander S86 Kirby Hillyer S91 Brent Fox S96 Tamika Pitcher
Street Stocks S0 Moss Buchanan S2 Anthony Buchanan S3 Keith Moore/Steve Moore S7 Craig Buchanan S11 Ryan Buchanan S12 Darren Flatman S13 Ben Weedon S14 Nigel Reichstein S15 Daniel Blakemore S17 Carey Weston S19 Phil Watson S22 Tony Prideaux S28 Jarryd Farrell S88 Corey Crafter S101 Ayden Powell S112 Drew Flatman S152 Michael Brown
Formula 500s S11 Nathan OShea S21 Richard Schmidt S43 Ben Cooper S51 Simon Reichelt S64 Patrick Merrett S72 Corey Jones S73 Brendan Zadow
Super Sedans S22 Paul Blenkiron S42 Shane Lambe S58 Neville Nitschke S66 Sarah Pope S93 Kym Jury S99 Mitchell Rigney
Modified Sedans S4 Ben Tuttle S16 Adam Haseldine USA18 Brandon Elphick USA31 Tony Hardy S52 Nathan Thorne S69 Bronte Perkins USA88 Paul Hayes S89 Justin Demaine S93 David Hartman MB94 Rob Uren